There is so much beauty in Alabama, it's definitely worth taking the time to explore and one of those areas that should be top of your list is Lake Guntersville State Park!
Lake Guntersville State Park is 6,000 stunning acres packed full of beautiful nature, along with some exciting activities for kids too including zip-lining, watersports, golf, fishing, hiking and biking trails and more!
Resting along the banks of the beautiful Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama, Lake Guntersville State Park is a resort-style retreat as well as an outdoor adventure in the natural woodlands.
If it was golf that took your fancy, there is an 18-hole championship golf course where you can try for those holese in one!
For a bit more of a thrill, try your hand at the Screaming Eagle Zipline which might just take your breath away! Enjoy and soak up the sun at the beach complex, or take your time to explore an outdoor nature center.
Love fishing? Great! It's just as well that Lake Guntersville State Park also has excellent fishing in Alabama's largest lake, AND if that wasn't enough, get those walking shoes on and take to the 36 miles of hiking and biking trails. If it's hiking you love make sure you don't miss the weekly guided hikes, and a day-use area.
One of the main attractions at Lake Guntersville State Park soars high above all the others and that's all thanks to conservation efforts! Alabama's nesting bald eagle population is increasing, and the area has actually become a focal point of Eagle Awareness in the state.
Each year on select weekends in January and February, the Park’s Eagle Awareness programs is there to entertain and educate the public about their once endangered national symbol and is a not-to-be-missed experience for kids.
So go and enjoy this beautiful natural playground in Alabama, and don't forget to take that camera!
For visitors who would like to adventure outside the park other area attractions include: downtown Guntersville, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Bucks Pocket State Park, and High Falls County Park.
If you do want to extend your stay, there are plenty of accommodation options for you to choose from!
There is a restaurant in the park and also picnic areas that you can enjoy!
Healthy Eating Make sure you take water, especially if going out on hikes
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Day use areas are open sunrise to sunset
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